I'm wanting to gauge interest in this, it's a bit far, but if Lasers are your thing it extremely cool. My friend Ron (Maker extraordinaire) owns a lot of laser gear, and does laser shows as a very serious side business. These are large tube lasers some full color, some not, with automated controls animation the whole nine yards. The lasers are up to 20 watts, and for this setup the big Argon gets hard stopped into a mountain a few miles away, (well the highest point in WI, this is the Midwest and Mountains are pretty scarce) This requires FAA clearance BTW, so this is not just playing with lasers on a whim, it involves close to a week of setup and planing.
So the question to the group, would you be interested in traveling ~2 1/2 hours into central WI to get a behind the scenes tour of the lasers, automated lighting, show control toys? ( My intention would be to stay the night in a cheap motel there, as you can't play with everything until dark )
Ron's very personable, and would love to field questions about any and everything involved in the setup. The event is a Halloween haunted corn field, and is a benefit for a place that collects historic farm buildings (yes buildings) for preservation and educational purposes. I'll dig up the website and add it.
Let me know if there is interest, and I'll get possible dates (all very near Halloween)